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Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget

In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.
November 12, 2014
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Dwell Discussion: How the Design Industry Can Transform the World

With a focus on the rug trade, a Dwell-hosted panel in Los Angeles examines ways to increase ethical design practices.
November 11, 2014
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Institute for Public Architecture's 2nd Annual Fall Fête

The Institute for Public Architecture hosts an evening honoring two thought leaders at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
November 11, 2014
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The Future is Here: Self-Assembling Furniture Powered by Mini Robots

Arranging and rearranging furniture isn’t uncommon, but what if your chairs and tables could anticipate your needs and reconfigure themselves? Roombots, a project from Ecole Polytechnique Federerale de Lausanne (EPFL) that was funded by the Swiss NCCR in Robotics, explores simple modular robots that create moving, self-assembling furniture.
November 11, 2014
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How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults

Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.
November 11, 2014
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Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to reinvent home security, outlets, switches, and sensors. With the fleet, the companies believe they have the potential to make smart home technology accessible. "Through partnerships, products, and our platform, we believe we'll finally connect the home," Ben Kaufman, Quirky's founder and CEO, stated at a press briefing.
November 11, 2014
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The Ultimate Ride: VIP Helicopter with Plush Interior

Italian and Singaporean design team Lanzavecchia + Wai dreamed up a luxury ride for helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland. Featuring a light palette, plush leather seats, and LED lights, the comfortable cabin turns private air transport into an even more luxurious affair. Read more about the duo, one of our 2013 Young Guns, here.
November 11, 2014
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Modern Architecture Meets Screen Stars

While Cary Grant may never have set foot into Oscar Niemeyer's Casa das Canoas, he looks quite at home ironing a shirt in artist Federico Babina's "Archilife" illustrated series of structures from the modernist canon as if they were inhabited by classic film stars. Check out a few images from it in our slideshow.
November 10, 2014
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Ai Weiwei's Sobering Alcatraz Exhibition

Dwell visits the Chinese artist's most recent offering and chats with the show's organizer.
November 10, 2014
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